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Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park Undertakes Benchmarking Of Environmental Performance

July 19, 2013 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

In an important milestone, the environmental performance of Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park has been recognised by EarthCheck— the travel and tourism industry’s leading environmental management, benchmarking, and certification company.

          EarthCheck operates the world’s most scientifically rigorous benchmarking  program and measures key indicators such as energy and water consumption,total waste production, and community commitment to provide a holistic pictureof operational performance.56B3496B472CCCA3A05B4F34774382D4

          Benchmarking involves submitting a year’s worth of operational data to EarthCheck, and this is in turn compared with industry data collected from more  than 1200 organizations in over 65 countries.

          By taking such a scientific approach to measuring the effectiveness of their sustainability practices, Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park has been able to identify where they were out-performing others and where room for improvement remained.

          “We are pleased to have achieved the Bronze recognition as an EarthCheck Benchmarked Accommodation- Business Hotel. Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park together with the management and our staff is committed to implement more efficient practices for integrated environmental management in our hotel. All these efforts are in line with our commitment and responsibility toward sustainable environment,” said Tash Tobias, General Manager Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park.

Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park rated at or above Best Practice levels for Water Savings Rating, Waste Recycling Rating, Paper Products Rating and Pesticide Products Rating.

          For economies reliant on travel and tourism, EarthCheck’s benchmarking data provides the only historical record of the global environmental impacts of the industry over the past 12 years. More importantly, it rates the effectiveness of industry efforts to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG) and conserve natural resources at a project-by-project level.

          “I am delighted that Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park have Benchmarked their operations,” stated Stewart Moore, EarthCheck CEO. “They have recognized the need to be responsible for the impacts of their operations and transparent in their environmental statements.”
By undertaking benchmarking with EarthCheck, Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park has joined other industry leaders who have demonstrated a willingness to take meaningful steps towards resolving some of the very real issues that face the planet.

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